Social media went into a frenzy this week – is Tom Brady the greatest athlete of all time? Names like Roger Federer, Michael Jordan, and Donald Bradman have been thrown around. What about Junko Tabei, Linsdey Vonn, or Nadia Comaneci? Nadia inspired me to do gymnastics.
While American football (or footballers) mightn’t inspire everybody, it has impacted us – a number of terms have found their way into our vernacular, such as blind-sided, carrying the ball or dropped the ball, dancing in the red zone, punt or Hail Mary, even huddle!
Last year, ‘Team Australia’ was an incredibly important concept to ensuring we all worked together to fight COVID-19 and it continues to be an important message. Collaboration, coordination and cooperation has been a winning formula for Team Australia.
Last week, the Prime Minister took the sports metaphors to the next stage.